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Grassroots Comics

Grassroots comics are used to raise community awareness on local issues.

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Grassroots comics are made by real people (often children), rather than by campaign and art professionals. They are genuine voices which encourage local engagement. They are inexpensive and the technology is not complicated – pens, papers and access to a copying machine are usually enough.

What matters is a good story with local content, made for local distribution in places such as bus stops, shops, offices, clinics, schools, notice boards, etc. It is the story and message which are central, not the drawing skill.

Could classes be devised around discussion of various topics and creation of comics which can be publically distributed – raising community engagement on locally relevant topics? Lots more info:


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Emily! That's so great – let me know how you go.

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